Historic Overview Robert Millar

Rider

Overall Rank80
NameRobert MILLAR
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth13-Sep-1958 - Glasgow (Glasgow City)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Robert Millar - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1980 Peugeot 383 123
2. 1981 Peugeot 399 128
3. 1982 Peugeot 231 191
4. 1983 Peugeot 928 45
5. 1984 Peugeot 1832 12
6. 1985 Peugeot 2197 6
7. 1986 Panasonic 1370 24
8. 1987 Panasonic 1868 13
9. 1988 Fagor 1461 18
10. 1989 Z 1208 27
11. 1990 Z 1701 12
12. 1991 Z 892 51
13. 1992 TVM 842 50
14. 1993 TVM 852 46
15. 1994 TVM 171 261
16. 1995 Individual 94 349
Overall: 16429 80

Biography

Robert Millar (born 13 September 1958) is a Scottish former professional road racing cyclist.

Millar won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. Millar was the first rider from an English speaking country to have won the Mountains classification in the Tour de France. This success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton until Bradley Wiggins was retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. He is one of only five Britons to have won a Tour de France jersey competition along with Wiggins, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Adam Yates. He rode the Tour de France eleven times completing the race eight times.

Millar also achieved the highest finish by a Briton in the Giro d'Italia, finishing second in 1987 and also winning the King of the Mountains classification. As well as the Giro second-place finish, he finished second in two other Grand Tours: the 1985 and 1986 Vuelta a España. Millar was the first British rider to achieve three top three finishes in grand tours (an achievement only equalled when Wiggins was promoted to third in the 2009 Tour de France in 2012). He was set to win the 1985 Vuelta before losing the leader's jersey on the penultimate stage due to collusion by the Spanish-speaking teams.

Millar won the 1985 Volta a Catalunya, the 1989 Tour of Britain and the 1990 Dauphiné Libéré.

source - Wikipedia